ESTRO 2021 Abstract Book


ESTRO 2021

SP-0013 How to design a training programme that actually train the resident B-A. Millar Canada

Abstract not available

SP-0014 Does work-place based assessment deliver on its promise? S. Turner Australia

Abstract Text Background

Workplace-based assessment (WpBA) methods are now commonplace in all areas of medical education including for the radiation oncology professions. Modern training curricula all recommend or mandate WpBAs as a component of measuring competence across the breadth of clinical and non-clinical skills. Methods The literature around the types, design and impact of WpBAs in health professional education, including the use of Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) will be summarised. Examples of implementation in radiation oncology around the world will be discussed. Results WpBAs, including EPAs, play a useful role in the assessment of trainee performance. They provide an intuitive way for supervisors to rate competence and provide feedback to learners about their progression in achieving the requisite knowledge and skills. Conclusion Challenges remain in the design and roll-out of WpBAs. Further work is needed to determine how and whether these tools actually improve the quality of RO professionals being trained and/or correlate with hard, patient- related health outcomes. Abstract Text Training, or residency in radiation oncology is not an easy job – and obviously it does not have to be. Nobody starts working in oncology expecting it to be easy and effortless. However, as trainees, we do expect to be taught well. But what makes good training? To make training effective, certain basic conditions have to be met. The ESTRO core curriculum and national curricula provide guidance for these minimal requirements, for example the incorporation of the CANMEDS roles and Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs). Moreover, these curricula set the framework for tailor made educational programmes that are hospital based. Such hospital based curricula provide teaching hospitals with an excellent opportunity to add focus to their educational programme, emphasizing its’ strengths and tailoring it to the needs of their own trainees. Ideally, such a programme is modular and individualized for every resident, with plenty of options for profiling. And even then, good training is so much more than the conditions illustrated above. For that, other, less tangible things are needed. For instance a safe learning environment is of paramount importance. Without it, other educational efforts are futile and training programmes may as well be (and have been) shut down. Furthermore, role models are indispensable, as well as inspiring leaders, mentors, and formal and informal teachers who are deeply invested in the trainees’ education. In a stimulating educational climate RTTs, biologists, physicists, radiation oncologists and fellow trainees all share accountability for good training. But despite the shared accountability, residents should ultimately be responsible for their own education. Therefore trainees are more and more required to be in charge of their own training programme, allowing (and forcing) them to fill in their own needs. This ‘taking charge’ is a serious assignment for young professionals in an already demanding phase of their professional and personal development. Yet given the right conditions it is –perhaps not an easy- but definitely a challenging and rewarding task. Only in a truly nourishing environment young professionals are able to fullfill this task and reach their full potential; and that is what good training is all about. SP-0015 The trainee perspective - What do we really need for good training? J. Heukelom 1 1 Netherlands Cancer Institute, Radiotherapy department, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Joint symposium: ESTRO-EACR: How does cancer cell metabolism affect the radiation response and vice versa?

SP-0016 Tumour metabolic adaptations as biomarkers for radiation oncology O. Maddocks United Kingdom

Abstract not available

SP-0017 Application of metabolic imaging for the predication and assessment of treatment response J. Bussink 1 1 Radboud University Medical Center , Radiation Oncology, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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